Thursday, January 12, 2012

Movie Review: The Help

[Pixelated Popcorn]
The Help is palatable to general audiences, but lacks the extra oomph to make it compelling. In other words, safe. Nonetheless, great turns from the ensemble cast especially Jessica Chastain, Octavia Spencer, and Viola Davis. 7/10

The Help is one of those films wherein the supporting characters had a more important role than the lead character (Emma Stone). Memorable performances as well by Viola Davis and Bryce Dallas Howard. A great, moving story. 8.5/10

[The DAM Nation]
Powerful. Poignant. Timely. I was seriously expecting something incredibly boring, but this just blew me away. The acting performances were stellar, the writing was provocative but equally sensitive, and it was just an overall deeply revealing and emotionally compelling film. This one had that magical happy ending. 9/10

[Killer Blog From Outer Space]
One of the best films I've seen in awhile! Then again, I'm a sucker for period pieces set in the South, ala Fried Green Tomatoes. You should definitely see this. 10/10

[Kndred Sounds]
Let's face it, films based on books have a tendency to be mediocre. 'The Help' however is a beautifully written script, brought to life by excellent actors. Filled with emotional highs, lows and great comedic moments (2-Slice Hilly anyone?)--this is a definite must-see. 10/10   

As much as I'd like to agree with the other reviewers, I just couldn't. First of all though, the theme of this movie is superb. The acting of the casts is undoubtedly stellar; hate miss Hilly, love miss Celia! Nevertheless, the story might be too "deep" and unattractive for some generations. Lastly, expect more tensions in the movie to make it more convincing & dramatic. In summary, if you like OSCARish kind of movies, this movie is definitely for you; otherwise, you might get a bit bored. 7.5/10

I love watching feel good movies and it doesn't hurt when it comes with a powerful and significant message. Viola Davis again proves her greatness as she plays Aibileen, one of the many coloured maids that serve the white families in Jackson, Mississippi. One cannot deny the silent protest in her eyes whenever she hears unjust talk from her boss and her 'mean girl' friends. The talented cast is enough reason you should see it. 9/10


*2012 DAM NATION movie reviews will be a consolidation of capsule reviews from people who signed up before the year started. Ratings will change once the reviews start to come in.


Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...